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The JourrveJ Junior
Minneapolis, Minn., Saturday, December 14, 1901.
Minneapolis Juniors Give Interesting
and Exciting Episodes in the Lives of
Pet Canines. *• v»
«■■■■»« 1D0" was a dog of all possible breeds, names, and
ItftfV"* qualities. St. Bernards and Newfoundlands were
\ K^ by far the favorites, with terriers of all degrees
I *^ a close third. Then there were bull dogs, poodles,
LonnmK water spaniels, pointers, grey and blood hounds,
< A/\ Spitz, and Esquimo dogs. The girls generally
| chose fluffy, little lap-dogs or pretty spaniels, and
£i4*w|^ told charming tales about them in which pink and
isT!=ll ml blUe ribbons figured prominently. The boys chose
|jj|U||[J?j pets of ugly visage but of noble qualities, and had
I^™^^ \ them perform wonderful feats of life-saving, from
isST I wild animals, drowning, fire, and burglars; or
E-^.. till tne dogs chcsen were of fiery temper, they were
'■■"■ mixed up in a rough-and-tumble fight; they tor
tured them by tying tin-cans to their tails, and made the lives
of cats a burden to them. Fido, Bruno, and Rex, were common
names, but some of the dogs .rejoiced in the names of Sparkler
Texas, Hercules, Troy, Faithful, Hero, Brave. Ring, 'jumbo, Lion'
Mullie, Clipper, Guess and just plain Joe. The majority were
faithful, honest dogs, bringing home
cows and sheep, going to market, and "
protecting baby il a most admirable
manner. According to one dog, "a bul
let struck him in the temper"; another
packed his grip and ran away; and a
third announced '1 am a curly, white
terror." The work from the A Eighth
Grade, Emerson School, was exception
ally gcod both in plot and general
Queer Beast That Threatened
to Explode.
""THE first thing I remember was
*■ being picked up very rudely and
hearing my owner say, "This pup is
the homeliest dog I ever saw." Then
he began counting tbe wrinkles, for I
am a bull-dog and I guess I was not
very handsome about my mouth. Then
he exclaimed, "I will keep her, and
call her Patsy."
My owner, who was a man of about
Eixty-five, lived in a one-story house
with a cellar under the back norch, as
all houses are built in California.
He had a fair-sieed yard in which
were cherry, palm, and peach trees. In
the winter and along towards spring
a great many birds would come and
eat the fruit. I would sit for hours
and try to get a chance to kill some.
One day I caught one flying in the air.
I was very good at jumping and often
killed chickens trying to get out of
our yard after they had stolen some
fruit. My owner would shoot birds
from the top of a tree and if I did not
catch them as they fell I was very
much ashamed of myself.
One day I saw an animal about the
size of myself going off with a piece
of my meat. I never had seen any
thing like it before. It wasn't afraid
of me and I was sort of afraid of it. I
6aw it had long claws and when I
Jumped at it, it used its paws and
scratched me awfully. Then its back
began to rise and its hair stand up.
I thought it was going to explode.
I jumped at it and it spit at me.
This made me mad and I got hold of
its neck and finally after two hours of
hard fighting I killed it I found out
later it was an Angora cat worth $20 and had the record until
It met me of whipping any two dogs in town.
I never fought one again. —Harry G. Legg,
A Eighth Grade, 1773 Hennepin Avenue.
Emerson School.
When a Passenger Stepped on the Sack, It Emit'
ted a Very Dog.Like HowL
(Fifth and Sixth Grade Prize.)
JUI V NAME is Rex and I am a large, yellow St. Bernard dog
*"* with white spots. My present master bought me when I
was very young, put me in a sack, and brought me home on a
street car. As dogs are not allowed on the street cars, I was
very much afraid of being thrown off; but when the conductor
asked my master what he had in that sack he replied, "Oh,
It's only a turkey," and I felt relieved. When a passenger
stepped on my tail and caused me to howl, the conductor must
have thought I was a queer turkey. My master is very kind to
me and my chief work is to play with, and protect, his twin girls
who are five years old. On their account I have been drawn
Into many fights with other dogs. I often accompany them to
the park which is just across the street, and make trouble for
the park policeman who does not allow dogs in the park. He
has often chased me, and thrown large stones at me which I gen
erally manage to dodge.
I followed my master on a fishing trip to Medicine Lake. He
shut me in a barn, I jumped out the back window and ran down
to the shore, only to see the party on the opposite side and the
White-caps rolling high. Not knowing the danger, I plunged in,
determined to reach them. As I had never been in water before
and have a very heavy coat of fur, I soon became exhausted and
thought I should drown unless I received assistance. Then I
thought I saw my master coming towards we; that is the last
I knew until I found myself safe on shore lying in the sun and
my master rubbing me with a cloth.
B Sixth Grade, —Jerome Rice,
Hawthorne School. 2603 Lyndale Avenue N.
In Wrath and Might Clothes.
(Honorable Mention.)
| HAVE a dog named Fido. He is a flea-bitten, cut-cared, bob
* tailed specimen of a western dog. His vocal organs are well
developed for the simple reason that he keeps them in practice.
He was born one howling, blowing night and was given music
lessons immediately by his mother. He was never fat like his
brothers. I gave them away but no one wanted him, I don't
know why. He was as good as the others pxcept that sometimes
he quarreled with the moon.
But it distressed me to have him come up to me and lay
his head on my knee and sing. I would almost rather go to the
opera and hear a high soprano. Fidos life was uneventful. He
lived in the barn and he had few pleasures or interests. His
chief interest seemed to be in what he got for dinner. I tried
to teach him better but he always wanted to know whether we
were going to have mutton or pork for dinner. One night I was
preparing to dream pleasant dreams when oat of the stilly dark
ness arose a sound —Boo—who-o-o—Ow Then I in my wrath,
and night clothes with a candle and determination set out to
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The Week's Kpll of Honor.
Minneapolis Prize Winners.
Harry G. Legg, A Eighth Grade, Emerson School, 1773
Hennepin At.
Jerome Rice, B 6th Grade, Hawthorne School, 2603 Lyn
dale At. N. .
Kathleen Dougan, B Bth Grade, Horace Mann School, 3637
Portland At.
Joseph Hall, B 7th Grade, Bremer School, 2647 Fremont
At. N.
Nellie Newgren, A 7th Grade, Hamilton School, 4014
Colfax At. N.
Edith Molloy, A 6th Grade, Lyndale School, 3316 Pleas
ant At.
Harold Hansen, B 6th Grade, Greeley School, 1321 E
26th St.
Northwestern Prise Winners.
Mary Nolan, Bth Grade, WaTcrly, Minn.
Eda Anderson, 6th Grade, Warren, Minn.
Ruth Lowe, Bth Grade, Two Harbors, Minn.
J. MarTin Nickerson, 7th Grade, Cyrus, Minn.
Helen Tuttle, sth Grade, Auburndale, Minn.
(Continued on Page Six.)
Mr. Sky Lark—Hit's 'igh time we were h'emigrating.
Periods and Places of Historical Inter
est in Which North-western Juniors
Prefer to Live, yf # V * " if i?
in ii uHTTfinJa ONTENT is a thing which Juniors seem to possess
Cln large quantities. The majority were satisfied
to live in the present age and in the United States,
although they were allowed unlimited time and
.•minim the whole world from which to choose. Several
X»iA/SJ\ Juniors preferred to live witn Adam and Eve in
fvSSj!^^ the Garden of Eden, for then Ihere was no school
yg£* e?k and no work. Others wished to live #in the age
/^ of Pericles, Caesar, Confucius, Alfred the Great,
Q=k (^ Charles IV. of Denmark, Raphael, Robinhood,
j& fes. Elisabeth of England, Columbus, Washington, and
*f%ja Lincoln. The present age was selected because it
_~*^.li is the age of invention, liberal government, free
"' ■"•Ja'u" education, and comfort. Colonial times were popu
lar because there were all sorts of thrilling adventures to be
met with. Iceland, Switzerland, Canada, Athens, California, on
the banks of the Amazon, and Africa, were some of the places
selected. *
A boy would like to have been a Roman, for Romans "were
a plucky set of people"; another de
sired nothing but to meet Caesar in
battle; and a third made the startling
statement that "tho Romans were the
first to become civilized." "If I had
lived before, I should have been dead
by this time," several Juniors decided;
and if one had lived in ancient times
he might have been a Homer or a
Hercules. A girl wants to be an Arab,
because she /would not have to "pull
chairs up and sit at the table."
Owing to a typographical error, the
paper in last Saturday's issue headed
"LostA Golden Reward," was cred
ited to Lloyd W. Hoskins, Grafton, N.
D., instead of to Raymond R. Goulet,
Grafton, N. D.
.•. •5 » I
Bookworm Longs to Visit City
, of Books.
THERE is no hesitation on my part
' in answering this question. Ger
many is a country I have always
longed to visit. 1 should not want to
live there during a war. Many Juniors
have read "Hans Brinker or the Silver
Skates." After reading this book, much
as I longed to visit Germany before,
my longing was increased tenfold. How
delightful it would be to glide along
on the smooth, glassy ice of the canal
described in the story I have just men
tioned, to visit that beautiful street In
Berlin, Unter den Linden, and when
Christmas came to celebrate it in true
German style. -
What other joys are there not to be
found in that old-fashioned coun
As I am what my brother calls a
"bookworm," I should visit Leipsic,
and purchase enough books to last me
a year; and when I had those read I
should buy another roomful. This kind
of life would be delightful beyond de
scription. Though I may not live there,
I do the next best thing which i 3 to
read about it.
—Mary Nolan,
Eighth Grade. Waverly, Minn.
Colonial Maids Jtmid Dangers Grew to Be Braa;
Courageous Women.
(Fifth and Sixth Grade Prize.)
| SHOULD like to have lived during the time when the May
* flower made her first trips across the ocoan; partly to show
the English ruler, who would not allow me to keep and practice
my own religion, that I would be independent and risk life and
everything for religion's sake, and partly because it would be so
interesting to come to a wild, strange country where few, if
any, white people had ever been before. I would have spent most
of my time roaming in the woods of the wilderness. Naturally
I should have been afraid of Indians, but then I need not hare
gone far away from home and shelter. I am sure the girls who
lived during that time grew up to be very brave and courageous
•women; so that is one of the reasons why I should like to have
lived during that time. —Eda Anderson,
Sixth Grade. Warren, Minn.
Panoramic Wall Paper.
(Honorable Mention.)
1 SHOULD like to take a big ji nip some day and land right 1b
1 the middle of the twenty-fli«?t century. How odd it would
seem to come running home from school at night and ask mama
if there were enough compressed air In the airship because I
wanted to go to Mars and see "Upsula Highman!"
Think of ships running by compressed air or electricity, or
of folks burning acetylene lamps altogether, or maybe having
wall-paper in which the pictures moved! How queer it would be
to step up toi»the telephone, and while I talked to my friend, look

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